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  • A Higher Loyalty

  • Truth, Lies, and Leadership
  • By: James Comey
  • Narrated by: James Comey
  • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 23,069
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,061
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 20,967

In his audiobook, A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of powe, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, fairly bi-partisan if you're into that.

  • By Alex Fuller on 12-11-18

A Great Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-14-18

I just finished listening to Mr. Comey's book. It is so inspiring to listen to a true patriot's story. I would like to thank him for serving our country and wish we had more people like him. I'd like to see him run for president! :) He has probably had enough of working for the government, so hopefully he will go back to writing. I'd love to hear more about his time at the FBI. Thank you, Mr. Comey, for sharing this important story.

  • Mississippi Blood

  • A Novel
  • By: Greg Iles
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 28 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,265
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,002
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,983

The endgame is at hand for Penn Cage, his family, and the enemies bent on destroying them in this revelatory volume in the epic trilogy set in modern-day Natchez, Mississippi - Greg Iles' epic tale of love and honor, hatred and revenge that explores how the sins of the past continue to haunt the present.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good ending to the trilogy

  • By Taryn on 06-17-17

Overall I enjoyed this book, but...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-17

Parts of it were redundant. Book could have been 25% shorter. Penn Cage character is always very likable

  • The Aviator's Wife

  • A Novel
  • By: Melanie Benjamin
  • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
  • Length: 16 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,493
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,322

For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles’s assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Megalomaniac's Wife

  • By Audrey on 01-19-13

Difficult Listening

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-21-14

I have to say the narrator's voice was very annoying. Her reading was a bit too dramatic for my taste. There were many times I was ready to give up on the audio version, and go to the print, but I persisted.
I was disappointed in the quality of the writing. I agree with a previous listener that it was more appropriate as a young adult selection..
The book did, however, prompt me to do further reading about Charles Lindbergh.

  • Big Brother

  • A Novel
  • By: Lionel Shriver
  • Narrated by: Alice Rosengard
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 223
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 203
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 206

When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at the airport, she doesn't recognize him. In the four years since the siblings last saw each other, he has gained hundreds of pounds. What happened? Imposing himself on Pandora's world, Edison breaks her husband Fletcher's handcrafted furniture, and entices her stepson to drop out of high school. After the brother-in-law has more than overstayed his welcome, Fletcher delivers his wife an ultimatum: It's him or me.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the credit--

  • By Jacqueline on 07-17-13

Thought Provoking

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-30-13

I am finding that Lionel Shriver is quickly becoming my favorite contemporary author. This is definitely worth the listening time. The only drawback to the narration is that I sometimes had difficulty telling the difference between the two main characters when being read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Obsessed

  • America's Food Addiction - and My Own
  • By: Mika Brzezinski
  • Narrated by: Mika Brzezinski
  • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 75

Mika Brzezinski is at war against obesity. She believes the fearsome subjects of food, diet, and body image are "radioactive" in America, and getting worse. On Morning Joe, she is often so adamant about improving America’s eating habits that some people have dubbed her "the food Nazi". What they don’t know is that Mika wages a personal fight against food every day, and in Obsessed, she describes her history of food obsession, distorted body image, and her struggle to be thin. She believes it is time we stop blaming and shaming ourselves and look at the real culprits - the food we eat and our addiction to it.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointing

  • By Jackie on 05-08-13

Disappointing

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-08-13

I am a fan of Morning Joe and was looking forward to this book. I have a strong interest in the obesity epidemic. This was a "fluff" book on the topic. I would recommend the book "Fat Chance" if you are interested in a science based look at obesity.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

  • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
  • Length: 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,871
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5,903
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5,921

The season of gift-giving is here, and this year we've got something special for our members: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Yuletide whodunit "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle". In this holiday-themed short story, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick, Dr. Watson, follow the trail of a lost hat and a Christmas goose through the streets of London and into a rapidly expanding mystery.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb! Love Alan Cumming

  • By Katherine on 01-03-13

What a Nice Surprise!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-10-12

Thank you Audible for this free book. It was so fun to check my e-mail and find your gift. Listening to books is such a special treat. Happy Holidays!

13 of 16 people found this review helpful

  • Destiny of the Republic

  • A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
  • By: Candice Millard
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,442
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,977
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,970

James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard

  • By Mel on 02-08-12

Candace Millard Makes History Fun!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-13-11

Would you listen to Destiny of the Republic again? Why?

I would definitely listen to this book again. So interesting. Couldn't put my iPod down!

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the fact, that not only did I learn about James Garfield, but also about other people during that era, such as Alexander Graham Bell.

Any additional comments?

This book is not just for history lovers, but everyone.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Freedom

  • A Novel
  • By: Jonathan Franzen
  • Narrated by: David LeDoux
  • Length: 24 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4,742
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,352
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,361

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul - the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor, who could tell you where to recycle your batteries and how to get the local cops to do their job. She was an enviably perfect mother and the wife of Walter's dreams. Together with Walter - environmental lawyer, commuter cyclist, total family man - she was doing her small part to build a better world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyable book. Really liked the narration.

  • By R. Spangler on 12-13-10

Couldn't stop listening

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-10

The narrator, David LeDoux, does a superb job reading this story. Anyone who listened to The Corrections will find this novel even better.

16 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • 61 Hours

  • A Jack Reacher Novel
  • By: Lee Child
  • Narrated by: Dick Hill
  • Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,494
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,491

A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Cliffhanger was disappointing

  • By JV on 05-28-10

Worth the Listening Time!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-27-10

I alway enjoy Lee Child novels and this one was no exception. Worth the credit!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Game Change

  • Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
  • By: John Heilemann, Mark Halperin
  • Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
  • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,495
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,268

Based on hundreds of interviews with the people who lived the story, Game Change is a reportorial tour de force that reads like a fast-paced novel. Character driven and dialogue rich, replete with extravagantly detailed scenes, this is the occasion-ally shocking, often hilarious, ultimately definitive account of the campaign of a lifetime.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Audiobook of 2010!

  • By Joe on 02-24-10

Fascinating

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-10

This inside account of what went on during the 2008 presidential election was quite an eye opener. There were many things I already knew, but just as much new information that I was unaware of.